Here’s Everything We Know So Far About Season 3 Of “The Witcher”

December 26, 2021

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After a two-year delay, Netflix finally released the second season of “The Witcher” (review) earlier this month and earned itself the number one spot on our “Top 10 Horror Shows of 2021” list. Thankfully Netflix has already renewed the show for its third season. Here’s everything we know so far.


Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead.


Season two ended with several cliffhangers including that many factions are out to either take or kill Geralt’s (Henry Cavill) adopted daughter Ciri (Freya Allen) who is not only the most powerful being in the world, she’s also a princess. This season the familiar bonds between Geralt and Ciri are tested and she begins to learn how to use her powers. Geralt also discovers that Yennifer (Anya Charlota) survived the battle from season one, only for her to betray him by stealing Ciri with the intention of trading her a witch to get her own powers back.


It’s a fairly extreme set of circumstances to come back from,” Cavill told Netflix’s Geeked channel about the events of season 2, “it’s a tough one to forgive, it’s going to take some real work.” But it’s something the pair will certainly have to work on in season 3; as Geralt himself notes, Ciri might be the missing element from his and Yen’s relationship. “The true development of Geralt this season,” Cavill said, “is him being able to recognize that he can’t do this himself.”


So when will season three premiere? The show has always favored December premiere dates so odds are we’ll see it be released in December of 2022, at least we hope it is.


I know that in season 3 we’re introducing the Scoia’tael, the army of elves that’s fighting on behalf of Nilfgaard. And they don’t come off so great; it’s a pretty harsh, dark storyline,” Schmidt Hissrich told Polygon earlier this month. “So I want to make sure that we understood and humanized their part of the battle … even if they lose their way along the way.”


The story of the elves in season two is an important one, it ties in with the upcoming spin-off series, titled “The Witcher: Blood Origin” that will premiere next year.


Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner and executive producer of the series, has already confirmed that part of season 3  will be largely based on her favorite book of the Witcher saga, The Time of Contempt. The book’s description is as follows:


“The story in Time of Contemptbegins where Blood of Elves left off, essentially with Ciri and Yennefer having just left the Temple in Ellander, on their way to Gors Velen, and ultimately Thanedd Island. It is Yennefer’s intention that Ciri is enrolled at Aretuza and that she continue her instruction in the use and mastery of magic.”


The elven plotting is also key to the new Netflix spinoff coming in 2022, “The Witcher: Blood Origin.” Schmidt Hissrich says Istredd was “really helpful to put a voice to the things we needed our audience to understand” in season 2, and that his and Geralt’s conversation about monoliths — and how there’s “more to the Conjunction of the Spheres” than we once thought — will “all be laid into Blood Origin.”


The Wild Hunt is Coming.


When they [The Wild Hunt] tease that Ciri belongs to them, what we’re hopefully going to lead viewers to believe is there’s a lot more history of Ciri herself,” Schmidt Hissrich says. “Her lineage, her bloodline, things we know now that Calanthe has hid from her, perhaps some connections to Lara Dorren that we have teased this season as well. So all of that is going to come out in the wash next season.”


The White Flame

In the final moments of season 2, we see that Ehmyr, the White Flame of Nilfgaard,(better known to viewers as Duny), is Ciri’s long-lost (and presumed dead) father. It makes sense that he is one of the many who are searching for Ciri.


I don’t think [Nilfgaard thinks] of themselves as evil; they think they’re doing the right thing,” Schmidt Hissrich told Netlfix Geeked. “We really wanted to start to understand the Nilfgaardian empire and there’s no way to understand it without digging into Ehmyr a little more.”


We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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